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Kelly Walker

Morning Edition Host

Kelly Walker started his public radio career at WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1985 and has spent some time in just about every role public broadcasting has to offer. He has spent substantive time in programming and development at KWMU in St. Louis, WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, and Troy Public Radio in Alabama before his arrival in Geneva, New York. In addition, his work has been heard on many other public radio stations as well as NPR. Kelly also produces The Sundilla Radio Hour, which airs Sundays at 1 p.m. on Finger Lakes Public Radio and is distributed to public radio stations all over the country through PRX.

  The Finger Lakes is under a Winter Storm Warning beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing through Sunday evening. For more on what we can expect, we reached out to meteorologist Drew Montreuil of Finger Lakes Weather.

 


Maggie O'Reilly, owner of Maggie's Greens
Jan Regan Photography

As fall turns to winter in the Finger Lakes, the summer’s fresh produce recedes into memory. A workshop coming to downtown Geneva tomorrow evening offers a way to keep fresh greens on your table by thinking small. Maggie O’Reilly is the owner of Maggie’s Greens, which is a Finger Lakes provider of microgreens.

 

Finger Lakes Chef Samantha Buyskes
Dylan Buyskes

We invited Finger Lakes chef Samantha Buyskes back into the studio. Thanksgiving is the day after tomorrow and for a lot of home cooks, it’s a day that is about as close as they get each year to presiding over their own restaurant. She has some advice.

Finger Lakes Chef Samantha Buyskes
Dylan Buyskes

Finger Lakes chef Samantha Buyskes joined Morning Edition host Kelly Walker in studio to talk about some of the Fall fruits in the Finger Lakes and a new home for her donuts in Geneva.

Rep. Tom Reed and a protester outside his office on Exchange St. in downtown Geneva
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Congressman Tom Reed was in downtown Geneva Tuesday afternoon for a Tax Cuts Work rally. It was organized by the Job Creators Network, an organization funded in part by Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus. The event was billed as part of a campaign to publicize and amplify the positive impacts Americans are experiencing as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in December. When Representative Reed arrived at his office on Exchange Street around 4 o’clock, a large crowd of protestors had gathered.



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The 33rd New York Wine Classic announced its winners Wednesday afternoon. The Governor’s Cup once again went to a Finger Lakes wine, a 2017 Gewurtztraminer from Keuka Spring Vineyards. It’s not a common varietal to take top honors, but winemaker August Deimel says it’s a grape that shows off the unique qualities of the Finger Lakes.

The Locavore tasting event at Geneva's Cracker Factory
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On a recent Sunday night, the Cracker Factory was the site a tasting event featuring a variety of food and drink products from around the Finger Lakes. It was hosted by Locavore, which is a new retail shop coming to downtown Geneva.

The Families Belong Together rally in Geneva, NY
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Geneva was the site of a Families Belong Together rally Saturday morning.

By 10 a.m., it was already very hot, but that didn’t stop a crowd of hundreds from gathering in the field next to the newly reopened New York State Finger Lakes Welcome Center. They chanted, and held signs and listened to speakers from local groups working to assistant immigrants including Emily Wayne, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes.

Ginny Carter of New York Kitchen, Empire State Development's Howard Zemsky, and Governor Andrew Cuomo at the opening of the new Finger Lakes Welcome Center.
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Governor Cuomo was in Geneva Wednesday for the official grand opening of the Finger Lakes Welcome Center on the lakefront. Last June, Cuomo announced the state’s $5-million investment to transform the existing Visitors Center into one of 11 welcome centers across the state.

HWS Holds Community Sale

May 31, 2018

 

"One year there was like a five foot tall Scooby Doo stuffed animal. It was enormous, we didn’t know what to do with it. So there’s always something silly, there’s always some little treasure you’ll find like why would someone not want this?"

The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning holds its 13th Annual Community Sale at the Geneva Rec Center Thursday, May 17th. CCESL's Associate Director Jeremy Wattles organizes the sale.

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